Dr. Paquette, in his book Medicine of Hope,
emphasized that perhaps the most important function of IPT is the total
detoxification of the body, whether the toxins were from poor elimination, poor
diet, or from inhalation or ingestion of toxic substances (nicotine, alcohol,
legal or illegal drugs).
Nicotine addiction. He claimed that he had about 30 patients
quit smoking after an IPT treatment (often their only treatment).
Apparently they felt too good, and decided not to go back. Also,
apparently, the craving for nicotine was reduced or eliminated.
Drug and alcohol
the three cases reported by Dr. Paquette in his book. Apparently IPT
was able to detoxify and balance the body very rapidly, while avoiding any withdrawal symptoms
or craving. "Thank you Jean-Claude for giving me
back my life." I have verbal confirmation from the Drs. Perez Garcia that they
have observed this effect in some of their patients, too.
The mechanisms by which IPT could detoxify the body so quickly, and avoid
withdrawal symptoms, are not yet known. But this is a lead, an empirical
clue, that researchers ought to follow up on. If this phenomenon is real,
then today's standard treatments look primitive in comparison. Rapid
detoxification with IPT, combined with effective counseling and therapy, could
revolutionize treatment for addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs.